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These Little Stars Shine Brightly

I carry my Weight Watchers weight tracking book with me almost all the time. I do it because I don’t want to forget to bring it to to my Thursday night meetings. But it’s also a source of motivation. Every time I look at it, I’m reminded that I have come a long way so far.

I decorated it because I wanted it to be cute when I started. Now it’s covered with tons of little stars – each of which represents something good that I did for myself. Bravo Kenz, Bravo! 🙂

If you’re not part of Weight Watchers then you may not know what all of these stars mean so I’ll share it. The yellow stars represent each time I’ve lost 5 pounds. The big pink 5% star represents the day that I had lost 5% of my body weight. Now I’ve lost over 20% of my body weight. And the green stars represent each time I did something good for myself like increasing my workout or saying no to a piece of cake because I hadn’t planned for it, etc. There are so many stars on my little book that I’ve started adding them inside as well. And my group leader knows that I’ll do what I need to do to get another little bravo. 😉

These little things might not mean much to someone who has never been where I am, but to me they’re a constant reminder that I’m much closer to where I want to be. Of course, I can look at the weight-loss log inside this book to see that too. So as you can see, this little book is very important to me. It holds almost a year of weight losses that were added week by week. It’s almost full so I’ll start a new book soon, and when I do, I’ll continue to keep this one close because it’s full of little moments that have added up to big lifestyle changes for me.

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    February 19, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Yay Kenz!

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    February 19, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Wow, good for you Kenz.. you truly are an inspiration!

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    February 19, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Great job, Kenz!! What a great reminder and motivator to keep going! 🙂

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    Deb Willbethin
    February 19, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I love those getting those strs, too! chuckle. I'm glad I'm not the only one. Deb

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    February 19, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Great job, that a great way for inspiration.

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    February 19, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    This is fantastic!! Though Im not in WW – I may steal the idea. Were going on vacation next month and was trying to plan on how to track my food while were gone. Taking a notebook was no biggie – but I love the idea of decorating it with accomplishments! I dont have as many as you – yet- but every one counts!!

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    February 19, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I love being able to see little accomplishments accumulated over time, it helps so much! Sometimes it can be hard to see how far we've come until we look at something like this. Great job!

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    February 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I've been peeking at your site for a while – but today I had to chime in! I started Weight Watchers two weeks ago – I'm so glad I did! Today when I weighed in, my total weight loss was 6.8 pounds!! I know that may not sound like much to some – but for me it's huge. I have about 80 more to go, but . . . baby steps, right? You are really an inspiration – I love to read your blog, it really does motivate me and keep me going – thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    Blessings, Barb

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    February 20, 2010 at 12:35 am

    That's awesome! What a great way to stay motivated!

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    {Absolutely, Positively} Josie
    February 20, 2010 at 1:11 am

    those small things have snowballed into a very big and wonderful thing! i applaud your patience, perserverence, and all-around good spirit! btw, thanks for the reply message. your words were comforting and encouraging.

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    Genie @ Diet of 51
    February 20, 2010 at 2:41 am

    Very grateful that you're sharing your "star power" with all of us! Keep glitzing up that book!

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    February 21, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Good for you! Bravo, indeed!

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    Penny L
    March 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I’m like a kid in kindergarten wanting a shiny star on my paper! Ok, I’m aging myself because teachers don’t give them out anymore. I love to give Bravo stars – it means you have done something good for yourself and are making changes in the way you think and feel about becoming a stronger, better and happier person.

    Always reach for the stars!

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